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Volume 96, Issue 93
Wednesday March 26, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Wednesday March 26, 2003 - 12:45 p.m.

War in Sudan: 20 years and counting

While the world's focus has recently been fixated on the war in Iraq, yesterday, members from the London community attempted to bring attention to the devastating 20-year civil war raging in Sudan, and their efforts to create peace.

"Peace is something we need to talk about, and not only when there is a large scale occurrence," said Michael Veenema, Christian reformed chaplain at Western and one of the event organizers.

Bioterrorism fears increase

Anthrax. Ricin. Small Pox. Could they be coming to a neighbourhood near you?

Since the tragic events of Sept. 11, there have been growing concerns regarding the threat of bioterrorism. These concerns have only been heightened by the international tension created by the American-led war on Iraq.

Civilian and military casualties rising in Iraq

AP - American infantry troops fought off an attack by Iraqis in the desert yesterday, inflicting heavy casualties in a clash less than 160 kilometres from Baghdad.

Defence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said between 150 and 500 Iraqis were killed in the ground battle near Najaf, adding there were no immediate reports of American casualties.

ITS eliminates entire department

Another Western service has gone the way of the dodo.

"Effective immediately, Hardware Services has closed," said Debbie Jones, director of Information Technology Services in an e-mail release.

ITS will no longer be accepting further requests for hardware services or equipment repair, she said, adding all current work requests will be completed.

Love and marriage: Permanent happiness not included

Marriage has no permanent effect on an individual's happiness, according to a recently released study. It is neither a lifetime sentence of incessant torture reminiscent of the fires of hell nor a trip down euphoria lane.

Richard E. Lucas, professor of psychology at Michigan State University, conducted a 15-year study, drawing from a sample of 24,000 men and women. His research documented people from long before to long after they were married, and measured their satisfaction.


> News Briefs

Allen Chen/Gazette
A PLEA FOR PEACE. Jane Roy, director of the London food bank, visited Western's McKellar Room yesterday to talk about her experiences in Sudan redeeming slaves.


OK, so you're out of school, with your degree in hand. One problem though: it's a sociology degree and you don't know what you're going to do with your life. So, what do you do?


> Three kinds of March Madness
> 12 Questions: Night of the Living Daylights
> Ever not that clear


No sports today...


Hip-Hop commercialization

Let's face it; black is cool.

Elvis knew it, Eminem knows it, and as witnessed by popular cultures warm embrace of hip-hop – you know it too.

> Buying and selling the Asian identity

A new C&C every Thursday!


Now that the sun is shining, sleeveless Ts and tube tops have emerged from their winter slumber. Lately, it seems like there has been so much skin on display that campus is beginning to look a lot like a Saturday night at The Ceeps. So, The Gazette decided to find out how you, the skin-baring and skin-ogling students of Western, felt about it.

“Fortunately, there is no difference at this school [between skin at the bar and skin on campus]. Beautiful girls, beautiful clothes and lots of skin.”
—Marcian Mokrzewski,
French Literature and Linguistics II

“Oh, so as long as they look good then skin is OK, but if they don’t than it isn’t?”
—Christine Nazarian,
Computer Science III
(in conversation with Marcian)

“Pretty much. I mean when it’s all compressed and the skin comes out — ooohh.”
in response to Christine

“Yeah, if you’re a size 9 then wear a size 9, not a size 5. No one is going to judge you on what size you wear as long as you look good.”

“The [difference between the] bar and [the skin on campus] is that it is a lot more difficult to get a girl [showing skin] on campus to come home with you.”
—Charlie Locke,

“There’s never too much. If you need to draw a line [on the amount of skin that is acceptable], you have to draw it somewhere above the navel.”
—Justin Quesnelle,
English IV

“Never enough skin. There’s not enough Honey Dips to Boston Cream on.”
—Brownty Singh,
Computer Science IV

“There’s too little [skin] — it needs to be more like a strip joint. I’m used to strip joints.”
—Hardeep Cheema,
Psychology II

“[On campus], you can’t dance and there is no music, so there should be more skin. You don’t have liquor to excuse yourself from groping a woman, so you should at least get to look at some skin.”
—Ryan Turnpenny,
ACS & Economics III